The Path Is Downward

A poem on the moment of choice when faced with change. Image: Susan Lu4esm, Pixabay Every season has its blessing,even the one that is cold and dark.When that moment comesto turn the wheel of changeresistand suffer from the stayingor hug closechoosing the unfamiliarand wait. If we stay insidetoo longprotectedeclipsingdraw of icy moonwe begin to feeltug …

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Find that Brightest Place

A poem on moving through perceived obstacles, loyal to your own best self. Image: JPlenio, Pixabay To move through sticky placesdeep like amber toffee,dive into the shadows.Look closely now:find all the places that draintwisting even through blind spotseach one a portal into other world. Consider waysthe subconsciousweaves magicas well as webs.Regardless of what catches light …

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The Alchemy Needed to Transform

A poem on reaching beyond fear. Image: Hans, Pixabay How far have we really traversedbeyond our own boundaries?Not the onesprotecting safetyrather where we holdourselvesback from becomingmost free. In relationship,stand on rim of deep canyonwordlesslyencounter untravelledjourney through time and space,between here and there,between self and other too. Walk along those edges,create space to carryin each hand …

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Drink From a Deeper Well

A poem on following our internal boundaries, and considering what lies beyond. Photo: JPlenio, Pixabay What does it mean to drinkfrom a deeper well?Travel downwards in placewhile also reachingtoward each horizon.Listen with careful attentionto what callsbeyond the familiar,the parts knockingto travel beyond. When consideringrange of visionin oneself(and out)follow the boundaryjust to the edge.Come to know …

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When Life Bestows a Gift

A poem on being present to receive life’s gifts, as well as let them go. Photo: Inspired Images on Pixabay Sometimes life bestows a gift,emerging mysteriouslyfrom unknown origins.Some are brief,fleeting,unexpected —like wisps of songthrough crack of open window.Others:made for the long roadto carry for a lifetime. Whatever is true,be there to receivewhat is offered.Participate.Don’t ask …

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Dissolve Into Present Moment

A poem on being wide awake to witness life’s unfolding, now. Image: JPlenio on Pixabay Be a witnessto each unfoldingwonder of present momentnowandnow. Participate in bliss:being in bodyand sound mind,delighting in playof light and darkness —just present, hereunclutteredshiningbrightawareness(wide awake)into each instantand task. How?Practice.Over and over,practice.Pause.Breathe.Smile.Notice. Seat yourselfas the witnessperspectivelike eye of universefrom which to gaze.We …

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Finding Silence & Simplicity in a World Trending Toward Speed

As parents, the pandemic has served up immense juggling obstacles, but also opportunities for fewer distractions and new habits. Image: Pixabay “In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive resolves itself into crystal clearness.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi As parents, the pandemic has served up a …

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Sometimes, It Takes a Very Long Time

A poem on what lies at the center after peeling away the layers. Photo: Ralu Michael from Pixabay Sometimes, it takes a very long timeto peel the layers of an onion.For some, a lifetime.For others, years.And still for others, each momentis like living in the center:a sweet and pungent core to make the eyes tear. …

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Deep in the Belly You Will Find

A poem on the quiet places of origin and germination inside ourselves. Photo: Pixabay Deep in the belly,you will findorigins of pain and joyand the roots of all thingsdesiring germination. Something curls around itself therewrapped in immutable silence,stripped bare under stars,wishing to be one of those bright lights. Here, wind —or is it an ocean? …

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Eternity’s Slow Work

A poem on waking up to the force of love. Photo: Jplenio on Pixabay When everything is the Beloved,you will findsomething different:a shift subtle but tectonic.The entire daily conversationpresses you downwardmore deeplyinto realityof present momentby force of love. Be flattened by this feelingand see that even trees look different,leaves shimmering like jewels in sunlighta breeze …

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